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History in the Era of Massive Data
Clavert, Frédéric
2021In Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 47 (1), p. 175--194
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Keywords :
digital history; big data; topic modelling; social network analysis; first world war; twitter; social media
Abstract :
[en] Abstract This article draws on the experience of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) research project, ``\#ww1 the centenary of the Great War on Twitter,'' to contemplate what it means to use born-digital and big data primary sources, both as a methodology and as a contribution to the field of memory studies and contemporary history more broadly. It discusses the notion of distant reading in order to show the interest of multiscale reading in the framework of big data. It also elaborates upon the use of reflexive thinking in terms of what we really study when using this kind of primary source materials (tweets and, more generally, feeds of borndigital sources), namely: temporalities and information circulation.
Research center :
- Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary European History (EHI)
Disciplines :
History
Author, co-author :
Clavert, Frédéric  ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary European History
External co-authors :
no
Language :
English
Title :
History in the Era of Massive Data
Publication date :
2021
Journal title :
Geschichte und Gesellschaft
ISSN :
0340-613X
Publisher :
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht verlage
Special issue title :
Digital History
Volume :
47
Issue :
1
Pages :
175--194
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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